The Copenhagen Fellowship
June 6 – 28, 2024 | Climate Change, Human Rights, and Democracies in Crisis
Join us for three weeks in Copenhagen, as we dive into the complex issues of Climate Change, Human Rights, and Democracies in Crisis
In 2024 the Copenhagen Fellowship explores issues of Climate Change, Human Rights, and Democracies in Crisis
How do we ensure democracy and human rights in a world of crisis and upheaval? How do we avoid losing sight of climate change in the midst of all the present crises of the world today? And how do we avoid action turning into apathy?
The 2024 the Copenhagen Fellowship will focus on climate change, democracy and human rights in a world in crisis, and explore how we can strengthen active citizenship and inspire continued action.
Become part of a challenging, diverse and inspiring network of change makers
Through workshops, discussions and presentations by experts, politicians, NGOs, activists and other actors in these fields, the purpose of this Fellowship is to equip Fellows with knowledge of how to engage with society’s greatest challenges of today,
and to explore concrete ways of action.
What is the Fellowship?
The Humanity in Action Fellowships are rich, intense, challenging and deeply rewarding learning environments, where you, as a Fellow, spend 2-4 weeks with about 25 peers from around the world emerging yourself in topics of social justice, democracy, and human rights.
Humanity in Action offers several Fellowships each year in June in different cities in Europe and in the US.
Fellowships offered in 2024:
The Amsterdam Fellowship | June 3 – June 21, 20024
The Sarajevo Fellowship | June 3 – June 28, 2024 (hybrid)
The Berlin Fellowship | June 3 – June 21, 2024
The Warsaw Fellowship | June 3 – June 21, 2024
What We Offer
Participation in our Fellowships are free of charge
Our program offers you a unique opportunity to study and learn with an international group of (future) change makers. And to connect with our global network of Senior Fellows, who have already initated change.
The program provides a country and context-specific curriculum that examines historical and contemporary challenges to human rights, pluralism and equality. The topics are illuminated by a wide range of experts, workshops, site visits, Fellow presentations and discussions.
After the Fellowship, Fellows embark on developing civil society initiatives in their own communities, the Action Projects. The Fellowship comes with an ongoing virtual training program from August 2024 to May 2025.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to look closely at the programs of previous years to get a sense of the daily rhythms and foci of the programs.
The Structure of the Program
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 2024 Copenhagen Fellowship!
The International Program | June 3 and 4, 2024 (virtual)
We will virtually join the entire international 2024 Human in Action cohort of about 100 Fellows to discuss community building, relevant human rights issues and courses for civil engagement (expect full day or evening program).
The Copenhagen Fellowship | June 6 – 28, 2024 (in-person in Copenhagen, Denmark)
About 25 Fellows from around the world will gather in Copenhagen to learn from local experts, activists, politicians, community members, and each other (expect full day program, and some evening and weekend program).
Action Projects and Community Support Hubs | August 2024 – May 2025 (virtual)
After the Fellowship, all Fellows are tasked with developing an Action Project within the next 11 months of the Fellowship. During this time Fellows meet virtually for our Community Support Hubs, an online training program designed to assist Fellows implement their projects and to keep in touch with their peers and the Humanity in Action community. (The workshops will not exceed 2 hours).
Our 2023 Fellowship Speakers
Our speakers, trainers and panelists come from a wide range of professions and backgrounds. They love to share their perspectives with you. Meet some of them here.
Dr. Claudia Ituarte-Lima
Leader of the Human Rights and Environment Thematic Area & Senior Researcher at Raoul Wallenberg Inst. Human Rights & Humanitarian Law
Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen
Professor of Climate Physics at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen and Member of UN's Climate Panel (IPCC)
Feminist Activist and Gender Policy Consultant
Explore Action Projects
An Action Project is an independent venture focused on promoting democratic values in the Fellows' own communities. Action Projects are as diverse as our Fellows. Past Action Projects have been documentaries, arts festivals, and new organizations that serve a public good.
Colonial Dialogue - Weekend Workshop
Creating a constructive dialogue for and with Danish youth about privileges, prejudices, and post-colonialism, in relation to the Danish, Greenlandic and Faroe Islands shared History. Senior Fellows William Nordmark Nielsen and Sofie Malm Henriksen hosted a day of workshops and lectures for students at Grundtvigs Højskole north of Copenhagen.
Under Huden (Under the Skin) - A podcast about Inuit tattoos, spiritism and women's power
Senior Fellows Emilie Helene Holm and Mahela Nilsson created this podcast about Inuit tattoos, spiritism and women's power, with tattoo artist, researcher and storyteller Maya Sialuk Jacobsen
Donation Drive: Becky’s Bathhouse Lesbos
A donation drive in support of Becky's Bathhouse, a women’s health promotion center serving refugee women and children in Lesbos, Greece
Get a glimpse of the 2019 Copenhagen Fellowship
Alumni of the Copenhagen Fellowship
After completing the Copenhagen Fellowship, our Fellows go on to change the world
Become a Fellow
Every year, new Humanity in Action Fellows come together in five cities across Europe and the United States to study how and why people confront intolerance and protect democratic values.
01 Year duration
93 Fellows per year